Isaiah 40:22 - Circle of the earth

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Jul 18 10:33:26 EDT 2002



Dear Bill,
>
>
> <John>
> >>How is the expression "circle of the earth" to be viewed
> based on the
> the original Hebrew word "chuwg" as found at Isaiah 40:22
>
> <Bill>
> First, a general comment. I find the 2 volume Thelogical Dictionary of
> OT, Moody Press, a handy text for this kind of research. Others can
> probably recommend others.
>
> A second general comment: Any time you see the word "earth"
> you have to
> realize that it is ERETZ, which does double duty as meaning "earth" or
> "land." As "land" it also does double duty as either "the dry land" or
> "the land of Palestine."

Perhaps you mean the land of ISRAEL here.

Liz





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